Public Performances and Commissions

Europe Beyond Access sees an unprecedented trans-national investment in presenting, supporting and commissioning the work of world-class disabled performing artists:

  • To celebrate the high quality and innovative work of a unique generation of disabled artists.
  • To support and raise standards and expectations of the work of disabled artists.  
  • To establish and build on a network of organisations committed to working collaboratively to support disabled artists at the highest level.
SCHWARZWEISS at Kampnagel. Photograph: Christian Martin

10 New Project Commissions

10 companies or individual artists will receive a commission from the project partners: to be developed during the project and presented in at least two project showcases. Artists will be supported to find onward touring opportunities through our programming alliances with the wider global arts sector

21 showcases of the work of disabled artists

At least 21 showcases over the 4-year project will profile the very best in Europe’s performing arts by disabled artists. These showcases will include existing touring works already circulating, and commissions from local and international artists.

Each project partner organisation will programme their own showcases – identifying work which will resonate with their audiences, and which will contribute to creative exchange with their local arts sector.

“Mixed Doubles” touring duets programme

Four of the project partners will work together to commission and present 4 short dance pieces in an evening of dance which will tour to all four partners as part of their showcase events. The programme will then go on to tour to additional festivals via our programming alliances.  The partners are Skånes Dansteater, Holland Dance Festival, Onassis Stegi, and Oriente Occidente. 

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